Contrasting Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) and Leap Technology (NYSE:LPTC)

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) and Leap Technology (OTCMKTS:LPTC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kennedy-Wilson and Leap Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kennedy-Wilson 0 1 4 0 2.80
Leap Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kennedy-Wilson currently has a consensus price target of $25.70, indicating a potential upside of 23.99%. Given Kennedy-Wilson’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Kennedy-Wilson is more favorable than Leap Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson and Leap Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kennedy-Wilson 20.33% 17.67% 3.37%
Leap Technology N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Kennedy-Wilson shares are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of Kennedy-Wilson shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Leap Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Kennedy-Wilson pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Leap Technology does not pay a dividend. Kennedy-Wilson has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson and Leap Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kennedy-Wilson $773.50 million 3.82 $150.00 million N/A N/A
Leap Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kennedy-Wilson has higher revenue and earnings than Leap Technology.

Risk and Volatility

Kennedy-Wilson has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leap Technology has a beta of -0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kennedy-Wilson beats Leap Technology on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kennedy-Wilson

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. is a global real estate investment company, which engages in the ownership, operation, and investment in real estate through its investment platform. It operates through the following business segments: KW Investments, and KW Investment Management and Real Estate Services (IMRES). The KW Investments segment invests the capital of the company in real estate assets and loans secured by real estate either on its own or with strategic partners through publicly traded companies, joint ventures, separate accounts, and funds. The IMRES segment includes the investment management platform of the company along with its property services, research, brokerage and auction, and conventional sales divisions. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

About Leap Technology

[email protected] Technology, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company plans to pursue acquisition, joint venture, and investment opportunities primarily in the areas of health care technology, and products and services, as well as life sciences. Previously, it was involved in leasing a real property. [email protected] Technology, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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